Actually, I love all the books. But here are some I think most people will like.
- Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
- River Horse, William Least-Heat-Moon
- Possession, A. S. Byatt
- The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Richard Feynmann
- Middlesex, Jeffrey Eugenides
- Remains of the Day, Kazuo Ishiguro
- The English Patient, Michael Ondaatje
- Memoirs of a Geisha, Arthur Golden
- The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd
- Sex With Strangers, play by Laura Eason
- The Weir, a play by Connor McPherson
- The Essays of E. B. White
- Love in a Time of Cholera, Gabriel Garcia Marquez
- In Praise of the Stepmother, Mario Vargas LLosa
- Empire Falls, Richard Russo
This book has everything -- love, history, time travel, witches, war.
A retrace of Lewis & Clarke's historic trip in modern days.
Possession is a novel of wit and romance, at once an intellectual mystery and a triumphant love story. Revolving around a pair of young scholars researching the lives of two Victorian poets, Byatt creates a haunting counterpoint of passion and ideas.
Oprah choose it for her bookclub. It's a great book.
A profoundly compelling portrait of the perfect English butler and of his fading insular world in postwar England.
As it traces the intersection of four damaged lives in an abandoned Italian villa at the end of WWII, Ondaatje's Booker Prize-winning novel introduces readers to some of the most fully realized characters in any recent work of fiction. A disturbing and mesmerizing look at loss, danger, and redemption.
A literary sensation and runaway bestseller in hardcover, this brilliant debut novel offers, with seamless authenticity and exquisite lyricism, the true confessions of one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. It's a terrifc look at another culture and a touching story of love long delayed.
The intoxicating debut novel of one motherless daughter's discovery of the strange and wondrous places we find love. A bestseller in hardcover, Sue Monk Kidd's ravishing work is set in South Carolina in 1964. A terrific read with an electrifying revelation at the end.
It took me quite a while to figure out why this story opened with a suicide of a 65-year-old man and his wife. People in South America see the world differently than we do in North America. Worth knowing what's different and what's not.
With meticulous observation and the seductive skill of a great storyteller, Vargas Llosa lures the reader into the shadow of perversion that, little by little, darkens the extraordinary happiness and harmony of his characters. A shocking book.
E. B. White is without peer in this form. If you've never read an essay, start here. I'll let you know where to go next, as essays are my favorite thing to read.
In this droll, unsentimental, and occasionally hilarious bestselling novel, Russo tells the story of a big-hearted man who becomes the unlikely hero of a small town with a glorious past but a dubious future.